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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 13, 2009 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What does luck have to do with it?

What a day I missed here at the forum.

The anticipation, the angst, the frustration...the elation, the boredom, the rage and just about everything else.

Enjoy one and all.

I recall feeling greatly abused when tickets went from $2 to $5 at Winterland. Admittedly, the $2 were Tuesday nights, but still. Once they got to $25 it really seemed outta hand.

I suppose $100 is far off for inflation, etc. If gas is three times as much, the ticket isn't really that bad.

But stil. I cannot get my head around hundreds of dollars for a half day of entertainment. At least this form of entertainment...oh well.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Jan 13, 2009 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What does luck have to do with it?

Hey Will - half a day? If I knew it was gonna be a 12 hour show I woulda been more serious about being first in line!!!

;)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Jan 13, 2009 2:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What does luck have to do with it?

I would pay these prices they're asking IF:

the ticket could transport me back in time to see any show prior to 1991 in which Jerry would be guaranteed to be there and grinning and Playing in the Band.

Beyond that, and in response to this tour, i must defer to Mr. John McEnroe:

"You cannot be serious!"


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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 13, 2009 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What does luck have to do with it?

Ha! Where's a linesman to abuse when we need one!?

Yeah, I would pay $500 to be there, 6-14-68, even if I missed Jeff Beck's opening set and knew it would only last one hour...

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Poster: jpfco Date: Jan 13, 2009 6:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What does luck have to do with it?

Yes, it's all over priced. Nothing will be the same as it was, even the last mournful memories from the Delta Center, which my last Jerry experience. I had the grace to catch the last half of ride from '80 on. Some was good, alittle great, alot was just unpleasent musically, not that I'm even a musician. There were periods when I could not rationally go to a show and others when it was the only thing in life which was remotely appealing. I do not have any expectations of reaching any epiphany from the music. It was rare with the shows I did attend to reach the proverbial rafters, but they occured often enough to go back. Of all the acts I experienced Jerry and the boys brought a decidely different joy never felt elsewhere, with the exception of seeing Tony Bennett, he knew how to bring it, even at 79 years of age. I know these overpriced shows will pale in comparison, I have no doubts about it. This seemingly will be the last hurrah for me for the next 4 years. Grad school hovers on the horizon and it's about the only way I'm going to be able to take off from work, head west with little to do but drive, see a few shows, and hang out in San Fransico for a few days. I'll have time to reminisce about the good old days as I spend enough to piss the wife off for months and honor the days that have passed and the people that made those memories specially... (I ought to write for Hallmark)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 14, 2009 7:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What does luck have to do with it?

Well said. come around more, eh?